Today, more Americans identify as being gay than ever before. That number has gone up over time — more and more Americans are coming out as gay. Which got us thinking, if the gayest city in the country has a gay population that small, how small must the gay population be across America? Turns out, pretty small according to the census — only about 0.
Americans Vastly Overestimate Size of Gay Population, Gallup Poll Reveals
A record percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBT, Gallup estimates
WHAT percent of American men are gay? This question is notoriously difficult to answer. Historical estimates range from about 2 percent to 10 percent. But somewhere in the exabytes of data that human beings create every day are answers to even the most challenging questions.
The Metro Areas With the Largest, and Smallest, Gay Populations
Estimates and variance for the lesbian , gay and bisexual LGB population are subject to controversy and debate. Obtaining precise numbers on demographics of sexual orientation is difficult for a variety of reasons, including the nature of the research questions. Most of the studies on sexual orientation rely on self-report data, which poses challenges to researchers inquiring into the sensitive subject matter. More importantly, the studies tend to pose two sets of questions.
Download and Share This Infographic image icon. Source: CDC. But trends varied for different groups of gay and bisexual men. It is important for gay and bisexual men to know their HIV status so they can take medicine to treat HIV if they have the virus.